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The Challenges of Staying On-Air

Van Craft with AM Transmitter, Nome, Alaska

When a very rare failure occurred at our AM transmitter in late January, thousands of listeners lost access to our station. It took extraordinary measures — and support from near and far — to get us back on the air. The event also underscored the importance of our efforts to renovate our studios.

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Making Merry, on the Air

Kristin Leffler in Studio C

On December 19th, the atmosphere was even more festive than usual at KNOM studios, as our volunteers and staff hosted an annual holiday tradition: our Christmas Call-In Show.

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Alumnae, Back at the Microphone

Tara Cicatello in Studio A

There’s an infectious spirit of service at the heart of our mission; it’s been at the core of what we do, and how we view our role in rural Alaska, since our earliest days on the air in 1971. Like Les Brown (about whom we’ve written elsewhere in our November newsletter), the people who work…

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Digital studios, taking shape

Ric in our digital studios annex, April 2014

As work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio annex is beginning to look like… well, an actual studio! The photos above and below – including general manager Ric Schmidt, reviewing blueprints – show our new studio walls now covered in sheetrock, ready for soundproofing materials. Our studio room doors are…

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Three years ago, ten years ago

Ric shoveling

While Nome has experienced a relatively warm winter this year – with widespread melting and relatively little snow to speak of – winter in our region is, as you might expect, often the opposite. Here are two examples. In 2011, only three years ago, our snow cover – and our exposure to heavy winter storms…

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A candidate’s visit

Byron Mallott with Laureli and Ric

Pictured above is Alaska gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott alongside KNOM’s news director Laureli Kinneen and general manager Ric Schmidt. Mallott has made history in recent months by becoming the first Alaska Native to declare a candidacy for governor and by receiving the official endorsement of a major political party (Mallott is running as a Democrat).…

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